Hey folks, Thanks for tuning in. 2017 promises to be an amazing year, maybe even better than 2016, that just passed, which is hard to believe as 2016 was such an incredible success for me as a Wedding Photographer, but also as Santa Claus, and of course for me as a man, husband, father etc.
I’m starting out 2017 just like I always do, each year brings a new website, even though the previous ones were pretty spectacular I think. Especially, when comparing to other wedding photographers in the Windsor Essex County area… The Windsor Wedding Photographer.com ranks right up there among the best. You don’t have to care for the images per se, but the amount of information, the number of images from all weddings…. It’s just amazing.
But that isn’t my ego running wild, It’s a testament to how much effort, and how much time I put into my website. I’m always looking to make it bigger, and better… just like the wedding photography images. I always want to revisit and reshoot… Never satisfied. It’s a hunger, and a passion… Seems like after 15 years, and hundreds of weddings photographed… I still have it.
2017 will bring some changes however in how I do things. First, I’m changing servers from bluhost to ehost. Most clients won’t notice much change, but the archives will be gone. As all the images uploaded on www.thewindsorweddingphotographer.com since 2012 can’t be easily brought over… they will be gone. That’s not always a bad thing however. There was alot of trial and error as I developed my website building skill etc… and alot of images that maybe weren’t sized right or were redundant. And once you have too many files… It’s really hard to house keep.
The new site will be named www.mikeelford.com and will be my main site. In truth it’s mainly for my own personal name recognition. I’ve learned that people just can’t remember or say THE WINDSOR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER... They’ll say things like Windsor’s wedding photographer, and Windsor Wedding Photographer… or Wedding Wedding Photography and those don’t lead to my website.
However if you do know the old domain, www.thewindsorweddingphotographer.com, it will indeed redirect to www.mikeelford.com . From there alot of the info will be the same, as I am the same photographer with the same vision. Nothings changed in that regard. Hopefully, google won’t mind the changing of servers too too much!
Also for 2017, my contracts are digital now, meaning that they can be emailed, printed, signed right on a digital device. That’s pretty handy. It’s also something few others are doing. It allows me to have contract info digitally anywhere in the world vs the previous method of having to get back to the studio and flipping through the contracts… and there have been alot of contracts.
Speaking of the studio, 2017 brings in a fresh new look, as I renovated the studio, which came to life in 2010. No longer do I have space to photograph portraits as I’ve sold the backdrops and tore down that back wall in the studio. I’ve also replaced the garage door- remember the studio took over my 10x23ft garage. Well finally, I’ve replaced that garage door with a wall, finished in siding and two windows. Inside, a colour change, some cabinets installed, and a large 48″ Tv at the end to play the slideshows when clients stop by. Previously, brides to be sat across from my computer table as we discussed their wedding day and how my wedding photography could impact their day. Now they’ll have a brand new love seat and some other furniture to enjoy.
Just one more step in the giving you the “Ultimate Wedding Photography Experience”
Stay tuned for a review of 2016 as I’ve held the look back until the new website is complete. I feel like it should be ready by the end of the month…. Until then! Thank you for loving what I do!!